Considering what types of purse you need to take with you is all depends on your personal taste and how much moving around you will be doing at the wedding and what alternatives to taking a traditional purse may exist. Some women like to opt for a small clutch purse to get much smarter and elegant look, while others tend to choose a bigger one – which still looks festive and formal – to bring many items including a spare pair of flip flops and a wrap.
No matter what size of purse suits you most, there are few considerations when choosing the right purse regarding to the wedding’s schedule. Always choose a clutch to match your activities at the wedding. During the day, surely there will be a lot of moving around, from the ceremony to cocktail hour to the reception. You likely won’t stay put until you are well into the event. For this reason, it is important to consider that you will be transporting your purse with you to all of these different locations. Think of these several tips:
Depending on your personal preference, think of a few items that you will actually need to take with you. Some women might need to bring many items like an ID, iPhone, some cash – if there is a cash bar –, flip flops, a shawl, a pocket camera, as well as a little touch-up makeup like a compact, lipstick, hairpin, brush, etc. And for carrying these, you might need a larger purse.
On the other hand, you also need to avoid temptation to bring “unnecessary” items. Then again, what and how many items should you bring depend on your personal choice. Basically, the larger the purse, the more likely you will be to fill it, and the smaller the purse, the more elegant you will get. Think wisely and smartly. Choose a purse that can accommodate your essentials and nothing more.
– If you need to bring a spare pair of flip flops to wear during dancing, then it’s time to supersize your evening bag. Your mission is to find a purse that is approximately 7.5 or so inches wide (or your shoe size). Larger clutches are actually one of the trendiest look for a vintage wedding since most women of the 1920′s also brought a spare pair of flats when attending to a wedding, they obviously didn’t wear 4 inch heels for an entire night of dancing.
Here are some ideas of small and large clutches: